Château de Costis Bordeaux Rouge
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Château de Costis is located in the heart of Entre-deux-Mers, near the village of Targon and facing the medieval Château de Benauge.
- Half of the vineyard was part of the original family estate and the second half was purchased in 1972.
- The vineyard consists of 66 hectares of red vines planted on 60% southern hills, 10% nothern hills and 30% plateau.
- Soil is 60 % clay/limestone, 30% clay/silicium, and 10% gravel.
Varietal Composition: 40% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Elaboration: Vinified in Laurent’s cellar in Targon. In the wine cellar, you will find both stainless steel vats and traditional oak barrels. During the harvest the grapes are brought to the cellar in airtight containers, protected with CO2 gas and they are then sent into the tanks for fermentation. The temperature in the vats is automatically controlled between 26° C and 29° C depending on the grape variety and the expected final result. Filtered only very lightly to preserve character.
Tasting Notes: Château de Costis has an extraordinary deep, shiny, red color. The aroma is powerful with a lot of frutiness. The taste is soft with a very good amount of tannin for a Bordeaux wine. It is a very well-balanced wine.
2016 – 88 Wine Enthusiast “Best Buy”
In 1985 Laurent Mazeau began the work of renovating his family’s extensive vineyard holdings in Southern Bordeaux. Plantings stretch out over 137 hectares over six châteaux, and Laurent’s goal is to offer consumers unbeatable values in Bordeaux. Farming is sustainable.
We carry wines from two of his properties, Château de Costis and Château de Boissac.
Boissac is located in the heart of the Entre-deux-Mers region, in the township of Naujan et Postiac. It is owned by Mr and Mrs Duchesne. Soil composition is tertiary field (Oligocene). Slopes are 60% south facing hillsides and 40% plateau. 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Costis is located in the heart of the Entre-deux-Mers region, in the township of Targon. Soil composition is 60% clay and limestone, 30% clay and silicium, and 10% gravel. Slopes are 60% southern hills, 10% northern hills, and 30% plateau. Reds are 40% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Whites are 100% Sauvignon Blanc.